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Group again asks for monument at Okla. courthouse

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) - A veterans group is again asking LeFlore County commissioners to place a Ten Commandments monument on the courthouse lawn.

The plan was approved in 2009 - but was put on hold when a lawsuit challenged a similar monument on the courthouse lawn in neighboring Haskell County.

Disabled American Veterans commander Charlie Horsley made the request Monday to commissioners Lance Smith and Ceb Scott. Smith said he wants to discuss potential legal issues with the District Attorney's office.

A federal appeals court ruled that the Haskell County monument was an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion and it was moved to the lawn of an American Legion building after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the ruling.

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